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Kenduskeag Stream walkway cleanup Sunday

By Joni Averill

Bangor Bass Club conservation director Bruce Buckley invites you to join members of that organization in cleaning up the Kenduskeag Stream walkway.

Volunteers will gather between noon and 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 11, at the Intown Plaza on Harlow Street in Bangor.

Club members and those who join them will pick up trash along the “walkway from behind the Intown Plaza out to Harlow Street, to Valley Avenue and continuing on to the end of Valley Avenue, “time permitting,” Buckley wrote.

“We would welcome anyone who would like to join us as we try to make [the] walkway a little better for all.”

Marlana Buckley will gather all the collected returnables and the proceeds from that effort will benefit the Bangor Bass Youth-conservation efforts.

For more information, call Bruce Buckley at 356-1085.

Buckley thanks you in advance “for your help,” and he hopes to “see you on the 11th.”


Although former Orono area Crackerbox chef Peggy Hallee now lives in Topsham, she called to tell me she still returns to help with the Penobscot Branch AAUW book sale, which opens with a $10 early admission from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and then opens, with no admission, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at Church of Universal Fellowship in Orono.

Peggy said she will be serving such treats as her gourmet salad, crabmeat chowder and dessert smorgasbord, and that there are “books galore” for you to choose from.

It’s all for a good cause, she reminds us, because proceeds include funding scholarships for nontraditional women students.


Here’s a reminder from executive director Dennis Marble that the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter’s 15th annual Hike for the Homeless begins either at 10 a.m. or 10:30 a.m., depending on the location, Saturday, April 10, at four sites in Bangor, Brewer, Orono-Veazie and Hampden.

If you have not already done so, you can register and-or pledge online at www.hikingforthehomeless.org, or receive more information by calling BAHS at 947-0045.

This year’s ambitious Hike for the Homeless fundraising goal is $50,000 to benefit the shelter’s annual budget.


Sandra Gordon of Waldo County Healthcare reports the 26th annual Family Wellness Fair is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 10, in the gymnasium of Troy Howard Middle School on Route 52 in Belfast.

The free event is sponsored by Waldo County General Hospital, and its 40 booths offer “a wide range of health topics for adults and children,” Gordon wrote of the event to which “everyone is invited.”

The fair includes free health screenings for blood pressure, pulse rate, spinal analysis, cholesterol and hearing, and door prizes will be awarded as well.

Interactive booths range from a hula hoop to a vehicle rollover simulator and face-painting, stamp art, Play-Doh and coloring for the kids.

Informational exhibits range from dental health to elder issues, and more information about this event is available by calling fair coordinator Lois Dutch at WCGH, 338-2500, ext. 4154.


Pastor Steve MacLeod invites you to join the Church Family of the Searsport United Methodist Church for its monthly turkey supper, with doors opening at 4 p.m. and supper served at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at the church on Main Street in Searsport.

Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under for this “buffet-style, all-you-can-eat turkey supper with all the trimmings, topped off with your selection of our homemade pies,” pastor MacLeod wrote.

Proceeds benefit the ministry of the church.

For more information, call the church office at 548-2239.


The next East Sangerville Grange Coffeehouse offering is its annual Homemade Jam concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at the Grange Hall.

Musicians, storytellers and the Doughty Hill Band are among the performers at this event for which admission is $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

Tickets are available at Mr. Paperback in Dover-Foxcroft and Hudson Avenue Florists & Gifts in Guilford.

For more information, or to make a reservation, call Alan Bray at 564-2722.


A reunion “for everyone who attended” Hampden Academy “up to, and including, the Class of 1969,” is invited to attend a Hampden Academy Reunion planned for Aug. 21 at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer, reports Berla Lawrence.

For more information, you can call Lawrence at 843-5147, write her at 93 Adams Lane, Dedham 04429, or e-mail Berla9@yahoo.com.

Joni Averill, Bangor Daily News, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402; javerill@bangordailynews.com; 990-8288.

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